won't you have to remove the transition after you have made the trim?
i usually place the clip on the right on an upper layer and do the trim there.
sometimes you just have to embrace new editing software and move on.
i had to do that when moving from FCP7 to Premiere concerning track matte keying.
FCP7 was a snap. Premiere not so.
you could send a "feature request" to Adobe.
[jerry wise]"won't you have to remove the transition after you have made the trim?"
No, the functionality I'm looking for is that Premiere won't trim overlapping clips, and will instead add a transition between them. Will consider sending a request to Adobe, or perhaps looking into the SDK to see if I could finagle writing a plugin for this...